Sunday, June 19, 2016

Days with Dad

The parentals and I, summer 2015

This comes with a caveat that there are very random photos in this posting~after many moves, my photos are all over the place. 

Father's Day Car Show, Yountville 2000

Happy Father's Day to the man who taught me to grow my own tomatoes, imbued in me the value a life of in education, taught me how to read, how to ride a bike, that owning pets is a great thing, gave me two fun siblings and years of holidays and beach time with cousins.  This is the man who taught me how to think for myself and that great music is a must in life.   He has attended umpteen concerts (with me as a performer or conductor), bought me many great pairs of shoes, been an educational mentor, and sharer of many flavourful meals and meandering conversations.

Dunston brothers at Escobars, summer 1998

Shouldn't y'all be happier at Lucky Creation?

My parents thought my sis was living in Italy, hence the stunned expression when she knocked on their California door.  Christmas 2000
My MCHS choirs. 2003

With Grandma Hagen at Les and Steph's wedding, July 2002
With Uncle Jerry, summer 1998
Family.  Willamina 1976
Making lefse in Lodi, Christmas 1998
Thanksgiving at Bob and Ellen's, 1984
Hiking in Yosemite, 1977
A rather calm game of Old Maid at Bob and Ellen's, 1979

Just hanging out at the Pacific Ocean, 1971
Golden Gate crossing, summer ??

Half Moon Bay, summer 1995

Willamina, summer 1978

8th Grade Graduation, 1984

Oh look~it's the Liberty Bell!  East Coast, autumn 1994
Smithsonian, autumn 1994
Sharer of chocolate
Our beloved Cassie, summer 1992
My first car!!! Summer 1993
Grandpa Dunston, Willamina summer 1988
Rockin' the brown palette, 1980

I actually DID have a pony when I was little.
Minnesota, 1983
Bel Canto concert at PUC, 1992
Ghiradelli Square (in case you can't read the sign behind us), Summer 2000
Columbia Academy graduation, June 1988

Father's Day Brunch, PUC 1993

College grad, PUC 1992

November bdays, 1991

European conducting début, Venice 1995

Cheese!  Summer 1996

Freshly returned from college in England, 1990

Cousins being formal and normal, Cheryl and Andy's wedding 1990

Beethoven's Ninth

Westminster Choir College, June 2009

Thank you.


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    1. Thanks! Tried to not post any pose/style too embarrassing!!

  2. Love this! What a great tribute to your Dad!Such sweet memories.

  3. Love this! What a great tribute to your Dad!Such sweet memories.

    1. Thank you~you were part of many of them! I couldn't find my stack of Alaska/Lindsay photos or this posting would be much longer.

  4. Wow, I don't know that I have Actual Photos (TM) anywhere that are that extensive - I think I was pretty satisfied to let childhood - and all its participant hairdos - go quietly behind the veil...

    It's so funny how, at various times, you look more and less like your present self; in 1996, you and Linda looked most like now, and then in the present day, I can see where Lin favors your mother, whereas previously, I thought you favored her more. It's the weirdest thing, how we move back and forth between favoring parents.

  5. It's fun to watch the faces of all the Littles to catch glimpses of various relatives.